Yesterday Baby and I were invited to meet Sid, Scrat and Diego from the Ice Age movies, when they dropped into The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading. We invited our friends T-B and K to join us for the day. First stop for us was a quick wizz round Pri-marni, to snap up a few bargains then it was back to The Oracle to have lunch. The Oracle have done really well in providing children’s activities for half term and ‘Golf Goes Jurassic’ looks great fun.
The waterside was packed with inflatable slides, water orbs and lots more. I do hope they carry on doing things like this, so we can make the most of it when the girls are a little older.
Then it was time for the main event. We made our way across to the roped off marquee where Sid, Scrat and Diego were resting. We went to join the queue, but instead the staff ushered us through the rope to prime position at the head of the queue. We took some pictures in the sun until they were ready to come out. Baby was so full of cold, poor little thing, so we didn’t have our usual smiles.
I’m not sure the girls knew what to make of Sid, Scrat and Diego, but they did seem quite keen. We posed for photographs and The Oracle staff were so friendly, taking pictures for us and even giving me a car parking pass.
The Oracle’s kindness was extended further when they gave Baby and I a fifty pound voucher that could be used in any shop in The Oracle. I think The Oracle debit card is an amazing idea, especially as a present. I am so grateful for this generous gift. So after the meet and greet we tootled round The Oracle shopping for Baby. I got some lovely things in H&M (one of my favourite shops for Baby shopping) and also bought Baby’s friend a little outfit. Then we ventured to Zara. I have never bought Baby anything from Zara, but wow, the clothes in there are amazing! Baby now has a lovely Zara outfit and I could have spent a fortune if I had one.
So that was our day in the sun, with the stars of Ice Age and plenty of shopping bags. Our two beautiful girls were so well behaved all day, until we got caught up in stationary crash traffic on the M4, when they both went mental!. It was just the end of a long day for them both.
I would like to thank The Oracle for the opportunity to attend this meet and greet and for their generous gift of Oracle vouchers.
Disclaimer: We were gifted £50 of Oracle vouchers, but all opinions are 100% my own.
I am linking this post up with Jaime from Oliver’s Madhouse for Magic Moments, Charly from Podcast Dove for What’s The Story and Katie from MummyDaddyMe for Ordinary Moments.